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“Charming place with excellent food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gecko Cafe

Gecko Cafe
56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
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Ranked #181 of 1,014 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $0 - $12
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Charming place with excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Gecko café serves local and western dishes. We took the chicken curry, hot chicken, veg beef and the veg chicken curry. The mock meat is of high quality, never had something like that in SE asia. Furthermore the dishes were flavourfull, aromatic and fairly priced. Beers are dirt cheap as well. Nice and cozy place for a rainy day in Hanoi! Ps. Music is great as well!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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australia perth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have had our first meal in this restaurant very pleasant staff to eat we had stir fry chicken and chilli& lemon grass plus rice plus we ordered chicken fried rice it was the best will go back again

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Cheap, quick and healthy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The title gives it all. The service is good, the atmosphere lends itself to conversation. There are several Gecko's dotted around the city. This particular pace is rather small and packed when I was there. A favourite of backpackers.

Visited February 2014
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Bangkok
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awful food but worse service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We should have left after our order was accidentally served to one of the few other patrons in the restaurant. Instead we waited for our order to be remade. What was called prawn cooked in clay pot with coconut milk was a heavy cornstarch liquid with a few prawns floating in a ceramic bowl. The rest of the meal was of the same dismal quality. Gecko is to be avoided.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Yuxi, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“ Rather Nice ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The first time we ate here it was TET. The place was very busy and the staff were constantly busy. I ordered a pizza and it wasn't great however, my girlfriend had a salad and a pasta and she said it was lovely. So perhaps the pizza isn't the best option. Also we felt rushed because as soon as the food was finished the receipt was put on the table.

We went the night after as, we felt it would be less busy. It was still quite busy but, we got different food this time. The food was far better and we had a better experience. However, this time they didn't have any desserts.

Overall the price was fair, the food was nice and the surroundings were comfortable. However the service could of been slightly better.

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